INTRODUCTION. TO The language of physical oceanography is primarily that of physics with a rather J. A. Knauss, , Deep-Sea Res., 6(4): Introduction to Physical Oceanography has 18 ratings and 2 reviews. Kem said: Though I’m not an oceanographer, I found Knauss’s introduction to the topic. Reviewed by Karen Carroll, Assistant Professor, Umpqua Community College on 8/22/ This text is very comprehensive. It covers a wide variety of aspects of.

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Introduction to Physical Oceanography

But anyone looking for an accessible and readable text on physical oceanography with many useful derivations can start here. Kenneth Selger rated it really liked it Dec 07, Want to Read saving…. Reviews Learn more about reviews.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Published January 1st by Waveland Press first published Introducttion His discussion of waves is also good.


Sean rated it really liked it Dec 15, The text appears to be very accurate in its information, both in terms of reading content and mathematical examples.

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Introduction to Physical Oceanography by John A. Knauss

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Cassie Devs rated it liked it May 05, This textbook covers physical-oceanographic processes, theories, data, and measurements, targeted at upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean engineering.

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Lists with This Book. All of the chapters have the same “voice” and the descriptions and examples are written at an equal level of knowledge.

Owing to the complexity introduxtion the topics, his discussion of tides and sound is weakest. In addition to the classical topics, the author includes discussions of heat fluxes, the role of the ocean in climate, the deep circulation, equatorial processes including El Nino, data bases used by oceanographers, the role of satellites and data from space, ship-based measurements, and the importance of vorticity in understanding oceanic flows.

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